Re: Prerendering of GUI for voting machines

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Mon Dec 03 2007 - 03:25:02 CST

Fred,

>I am fairly certain you are correct here, none of the folks in the
> discussion group were involved directly with the software design.
> That is why we needed to have a separate development group list.
>
hmmm. Not to put too fine a point on it, but I can't let this pass.
Several people "involved directly with the software design" were
participants in both group lists.
http://gnosis.python-hosting.com/voting-project/OVC-Demo/author.html

I decided to start the OVC-demo-team list because people mainly interested
in developing the software were getting drowned out by a lot of tangential
discussions on the discussion list (originally called the "voting-project"
list).

I made the first post to the demo-team list Dec 21, 2003.
http://gnosis.python-hosting.com/voting-project/OVC-Demo/0001.html

We developed four applications. Only one of them had anything to do with
the prerendered ballot idea. John Paul Gignac did the coding for that
application and, I think, never posted to the discussion list.

I generally agree with you, Fred, but the line between doers and non-doers
(or talkers) is not quite so fine. Sure, there was a lot more said than
done, but it took a lot of talking to work through the issues.

I am thankful for the work at UC Berkeley, and I think it helps validate
things we have been saying for some years. Nonetheless, you'd think they'd
demonstrate a little more awareness of what we've done.

We also set up and ran our demo at Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference
in April of 2004 in Berkeley:
http://www.cfp2004.org/ David Wagner (Ping's advisor) was a panelist there.

Deirdre Mulligan of UCB invited us. Joe Hall of UCB knew quite a bit about
OVC and was even one of our co-authors.

Alan D.

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